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The best prices from Melbourne to Canberra are usually found in April or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR)

MEL - CBR
Price
$248 - $418
CBR
Temperature
12 - 28 °C
CBR
Rainfall
33 - 69 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$330

Average for round-trip flights in October 2020

Round-trip from

$248

From Melbourne to Canberra

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Canberra?

Departing on a Thursday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 16% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Canberra?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Canberra, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 44% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $328 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $388.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Canberra?

Flights from Melbourne to Canberra lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Canberra in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $181.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Canberra (MEL - CBR)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne to Canberra at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 24% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra in October, November 2020

The best prices found for MEL to CBR flights in October, November
16 Nov - 17 Dec
$330pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Nov - 18 Dec
$367pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Nov - 17 Dec
$461pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Canberra 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Canberra from Melbourne found for this year
16 Nov - 17 Dec
$330pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Nov - 18 Dec
$367pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Nov - 17 Dec
$461pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Canberra from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Canberra direct flight deals
14 Mar - 15 Mar
$238pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
14 Mar - 15 Mar
$240pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
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CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
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MEL
Melbourne
16 Nov - 17 Dec
$330pp
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Melbourne
Virgin Australia
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Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
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Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Late deals on return flights to Canberra from Melbourne, departing today and this week
2 Nov - 18 Dec
$367pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Nov - 18 Dec
$554pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Qantas Airways
Direct
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Melbourne
2 Nov - 18 Dec
$635pp
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Melbourne
Virgin Australia
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Canberra
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Canberra
Virgin Australia
   
2 STOPS
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Melbourne

One-way flights to Canberra from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Canberra
14:45 - 03:30
Qantas Airways
1 stop
12h 45m
MEL - CBR
Qantas Airways
$366
Travelgenio
08:20 - 08:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
24h 10m
MEL - CBR
Multiple Airlines
$437
StudentUniverse
04:20 - 11:40
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
31h 20m
MEL - CBR
Multiple Airlines
$699
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Canberra flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Canberra

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $280 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $280. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $238, but on average you can expect to pay $426.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Canberra have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Tigerair Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $280 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 9 direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra under $280. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Canberra is less than $959.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Canberra for under $421?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Melbourne to Canberra within the next 7 days for less than $421.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Canberra have been viewed 5,725 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Canberra?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Melbourne is roughly similar to Canberra. You can assume this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Canberra?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 28 °C range in January. The weather in Canberra is generally hotter than Melbourne's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Canberra?

A quick flight from Melbourne to Canberra can take about 1h. Qantas Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $1,780. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Canberra return?

Flying on Virgin Australia is currently your cheapest option to Canberra, with prices starting at $239. Another option worth looking into is Qantas Airways, starting at $554 return. Virgin Australia is currently priced 24% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Canberra one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Qantas Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $366.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Canberra

Destination information for Canberra

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Canberra
Flight duration
1h 07m
Average temperature for October in Canberra
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Canberra
49.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Canberra

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

Morning 6 AM to midday 100% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 0% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Canberra
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
4 daily flights
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Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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